Iran sum­mons Pol­ish en­voy to protest US 'cir­cus' in War­saw

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TEHRAN: The Ira­nian For­eign Min­istry has sum­moned Pol­ish chargé d'af­faires in Tehran, Wo­j­ciech Unolt, to protest an anti-Iran US sum­mit whichWar­saw is set to host on Fe­bru­ary 13-14.

US Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo's an­nounce­ment that the sum­mit is go­ing to fo­cus on Iran has drawn strong re­ac­tion from Tehran, with For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif de­nounc­ing it as a "des­per­ate anti-Iran cir­cus."

"This is a hos­tile mea­sure by the United States against the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran, and Poland is ex­pected to avoid as­sist­ing the US in hold­ing the con­fer­ence,” an Ira­nian For­eign Min­istry of­fi­cial told Unolt on Sun­day.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial news agency IRNA, Unolt pro­vided ex­pla­na­tions re­gard­ing the up­com­ing sum­mit and said that it was not against Iran.

"He said Poland’s stance is dif­fer­ent from that of the US and does not con­form with the re­cent re­marks made by US of­fi­cials," the agency added.

The Ira­nian of­fi­cial, how­ever, re­jected the ex­pla­na­tion as in­suf­fi­cient, say­ing the Poland gov­ern­ment should im­me­di­ately com­pen­sate for the move or have Iran "in­evitably take re­cip­ro­cal mea­sures."

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